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River trip butts and birds

sprintersprinter Posts: 1,188
edited 7:33AM in EggHead Forum
Hey all,[p]Nothing fancy, just a very simple cook with some pretty great results. My parents are moving their boat from Racine, WI to Grand Isle, LA over the next few weeks and the family and I are meeting them for a portion of the trip this weekend on the IL river. Couple of days on the boat will be nice even if the weather doesnt cooperate much. Thought I'd bring along a bit of Q to make the trip even better.[p]Last night I did a couple of butts and some chicken on the egg that turned out great. The butts were rubbed with a simple rub and started about 5PM last night. 250 edegree indirect setup in the egg with two grates and LOTS of mesquite chunks (long story about the setup, grate extender, broken pizza stone etc.). The butts were on the top grate all night alone. About 4:30AM I put the 15 chicken thighs on the grate below the butts and smoked them about 2 1/2 hours until they reached 165 internal. When I added the chicken I addded a bit more mesquite to the fire figuring the smoke would have already done its thing to the pork and a bit more wouldn't hurt it at all, I was right.[p]Bottom line, it all came off the egg about 7:30AM. Pork was just right at about 195, chicken was about 165. The pork dripped onto the chicken a bit which adds a nice touch to the thighs. Should be some good eats on the river this weekend.[p]Lots of great posts lately about wonderful stuff cooked at the eggfest, I'm going to make one of those one of these years, just have not been able to do so yet. With all of the great, unique recipes being posted, I wanted to post a basic cook to remind myself why I bought my egg in the first place, and thats to make some of the best slow cooked BBQ around.[p]Hope everyone has a great weekend.[p]Troy


  • sprinter,
    tell your mom and dad they are welcomed with open arms !!!
    they will be cooking cajun foods and enjoying the fishing @ Grand Isle, who knows, you may wanna be an adopted cajun also....hehehe

  • sprintersprinter Posts: 1,188
    Wil,[p]The boat typically stays in FL and we've done a LOT of fishing around there but we've taken it west to Mobile and Gulfport and Biloxi a couple of times. Never as far west as Grand Isle. Should be fun.[p]I've done some fishing as a kid in Grand Isle, overnighters out around the oil rigs. Caught some Cobia and trigger fish, couple of dolphin, cant remember what else. It was a great time though. One trip we brought in a 98.5 pound Wahoo, about 7 pounds off the state record at that time, not 100% on that but it was close to a record fish that was certain. The captain of the boat couldn't believe it, must have taken a hundred pictures of it on the scale. What a fish. Stood over 7 feet tall, nose to tail.[p]To bring this back to a Q thread, the captain and the mates of the boat grilled the fish we caught that day for dinner and I remember it being awesome. You cant beat fresh fish like that. Literally taken out of the water, cleaned and cooked, all within about an hour. Unbelievable.[p]Troy
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